In the Future with Jerry Bruckheimer
Source: Edward Douglas
January 12, 2006
Many would consider producer Jerry Bruckheimer to be one of the most prolific and successful producers in Hollywood with numerous blockbusters under his belt, including a number of successful franchises. His latest film is the sports drama Glory Road, starring Josh Lucas and Derek Luke, the story of the 1966 Texas Western basketball team, who became the first all-black college team in America.
While talking to ComingSoon.net about the film, he also spoke about some of his upcoming projects, and though he didn't have a lot to say about some of them, we asked how things were going specifically on the sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and National Treasure.
"We started filming yesterday in the Carribean, we're in the Bahamas. We're finishing 2 and then doing 3. I think we have about five or six more days left on 'Pirates 2,' and then we're done with it. We'll break in March and edit 2, and then go back at the end of the summer and finish 3.
For 'National Treasure,' we came up with a wonderful idea, a true incident in American history that's a wonderful jumping off point for 'National Treasure 2,' and Nick [Cage] is excited about doing the movie. He likes the idea of what we're pursuing, so hopefully, we'll get that done towards the end of the year."
Bruckheimer also told us about what else was in the works from his production company. "In February, we start a picture called 'Deja Vu' in New Orleans, which I think will be the first movie being shot in New Orleans since Katrina with Denzel Washington playing the lead and Tony Scott directing. He did 'Top Gun' with me and 'Enemy of the State.' Then we have a thing called 'Prince of Persia,' which is a big video game, that we're considering doing, and another thing called 'Unnatural History' that we're working on. Those are the things that are pretty close. I'm under contract for Disney, so they have right of first refusal on all our projects."
ComingSoon.net also asked Bruckheimer whether he would be working with director Michael Bay again, considering that Bay's last film The Island was the only one not produced by Bruckheimer, and also this first box office bomb. "I hope so," Bruckheimer responded. "We love Michael Bay, and I think he's a really talented director. He's a friend of mine and I love working with him. He's a great guy and he's a visionary." We were particularly interested if he'd want to reunite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for a Bad Boys 3. "That's Sony, not me," the producer told us. "I'd do it in a second."